Career Tips

Career-related tips and resources

Career E-Portfolio Tips

What is an e-portfolio?

A career e-portfolio, much like your resume, is a demonstration of your skills, abilities, and achievements as they relate to the type of position you are seeking.

Why use an e-portfolio?

You can include media:
text, …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM is ever-expanding. Check out this brief review of diversity in STEM and at SEAS to learn more about it.
Variety of Graduate Programs offered at SEAS
Engineering Management
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Regulatory Biomedical Engineering
Systems Engineering

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Informational Interview 101

What is an informational interview?

An informational interview is an informal conversation with someone working in an area that interests you who will give you information and advice about a job or occupation.

Step 1: Identifying People to Interview

Use …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Top 5 Interview Tips

Are you looking to get ready for your next interview? Check out these top 5 interview tips that will get you on track.
1) Research the Organization
Research  
Look at the organization’s website and LinkedIn page to identify recent news, …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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LinkedIn Profile Tips

Why use LinkedIn?

LinkedIn helps you learn about companies and industries, find and apply for jobs and internships, and build a strong professional network.

Did you know?

You are 11 times more likely to have your profile viewed if there …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Perfect Your Pitch: Elevator Pitch 101


So, what’s an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a short summary used to quickly capture who you are, what you’re interested in, and what you want. Overall, it is an introduction to yourself and your background. The name “elevator …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Organize Your Job Search

Keep and Maintain Records
Keep track of the jobs you apply to.
Contacts of employers, deadlines, etc.
Record-keeping will help you follow-up appropriately and in a timely fashion.
Plan to follow-up!
Manage Your Time
Define your schedule and set goals.

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Job and Internship Search Sites

Job and Internship Search Sites
Looking to find a job or an internship? Check out these 5 resources to begin your search.
1) Handshake 
You can use Handshake to sign up for events, but it is also an excellent starting …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

1) Customize:
Customize each cover letter to a specific position or purpose.
2) Keep it Brief:
The cover letter should NOT be longer than 1 page.
3) Organize:
Divide into 3 or 4 paragraphs
Ex: …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Top 5 Resume Tips

Top 5 Resume Tips
Looking to get the job? Use these top 5 resume tips to create your best resume.
1) Customize
Customize each resume and cover letter to a specific job.
2) Keep it Simple
Avoid using multiple colors, …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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